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      03-21-2020, 03:15 PM   #23
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M235i looks much much better in the metal. Still challenging from angles.

Tony is great, just no fuss and haggling. Last 2 cars with him now, perfect prep and delighted with the deal. The fact at the last minute I saw this Motech bundle and got car #2 (with #1 being their own dev car) is just the icing on the cake!

PS are you in the HJ area, they are excellent. Nothing bad to say against them, just happy with the TRL approach.
I shall have to have a venture in to have a look at a M235i.

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      03-23-2020, 07:48 AM   #25
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iDrive OS7 very nice features. Love the CarPlay wireless integration now with meetings popping up and dial in prompts, when ha day for work.
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iDrive OS7 very nice features. Love the CarPlay wireless integration now with meetings popping up and dial in prompts, when ha day for work.
What are the seats like on a long run mate, I find my X3 ones give me a numb ass after a couple of hours. And I know the M135i's are not for economy but what is it averaging mpg.

The car does look very nice, not in your face but it does look aggressive.
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What are the seats like on a long run mate, I find my X3 ones give me a numb ass after a couple of hours. And I know the M135i's are not for economy but what is it averaging mpg.

The car does look very nice, not in your face but it does look aggressive.
Are you also going G01 X3 to F40, that's bizarre. Seats are good, we had no complaints on a 3.5hr return home with the car. It's not designed for that trip of course but you get tired before you get uncomfortbable. Are they as firm as the X3, maybe, hard to comapre. I think they are a tiny bit narrower which I dont mind. X3 I had the bolsters all the way inflated, on the M135i that can feel a bit much...which is good for me as I have a better range of adjustment.

Fuel economy...haha too soon to ask that, 32mpg now but I've been out 3 times today (didnt get out of the car #isolated) so they would have teen/low 20s runs....trip home on the Mways, I did try Eco Pro and all modes, could get into the 40s easily once moving. Not planning on looking at this very much.
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Are you also going G01 X3 to F40, that's bizarre. Seats are good, we had no complaints on a 3.5hr return home with the car. It's not designed for that trip of course but you get tired before you get uncomfortbable. Are they as firm as the X3, maybe, hard to comapre. I think they are a tiny bit narrower which I dont mind. X3 I had the bolsters all the way inflated, on the M135i that can feel a bit much...which is good for me as I have a better range of adjustment.

Fuel economy...haha too soon to ask that, 32mpg now but I've been out 3 times today (didnt get out of the car #isolated) so they would have teen/low 20s runs....trip home on the Mways, I did try Eco Pro and all modes, could get into the 40s easily once moving. Not planning on looking at this very much.
Thanks for the info mate.
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Congrats mate the car looks fabulous 👌👌👌 totally awesome!
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A few more interior shots.

I appreciate not leather' isn't for everyone but getting in today with the sun was bliss without the heat!
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Very nice work. Congratulations!
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Very nice. Color is awesome as well. I wish this model was available in Canada. Shame really
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Very nice. Color is awesome as well. I wish this model was available in Canada. Shame really
Thank you.

Prior model was a huge seller here in the U.K. I'm always surprised it's not a NA/Canada model too along with the touring.
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Looks a lot better with the black grille and mirrors.
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Is this a better car, driving dynamics wise compared to the Golf R?
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Thank you.

Prior model was a huge seller here in the U.K. I'm always surprised it's not a NA/Canada model too along with the touring.
Yeah I wonder the same thing. If I could have gotten a manual m140i here in the states, it would have been a no brainer!
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      03-25-2020, 12:16 PM   #37
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Is this a better car, driving dynamics wise compared to the Golf R?
Honestly not sure, test drove MK7 R back in the day with 6MT and it was good just wasn't for me.
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Not really into hatchbacks but bmw made this look like a beauty 😍
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      03-25-2020, 12:42 PM   #39
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Not really into hatchbacks but bmw made this look like a beauty 😍
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Nice one, Chris, and your mods make a big +ve difference
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Great job, looks awesome! The front grill looks similar to the new M3
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Great job, looks awesome! The front grill looks similar to the new M3
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Nice one, Chris, and your mods make a big +ve difference
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Absolutely stunning, well done!
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I think this thing looks awesome - I wish I could get one here in the US....

Nicely done OP!
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